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huff

[huhf] /hʌf/
noun
1.
a mood of sulking anger; a fit of resentment:
Just because you disagree, don't walk off in a huff.
verb (used with object)
2.
to give offense to; make angry.
3.
to treat with arrogance or contempt; bluster at; hector or bully.
4.
Checkers. to remove (a piece) from the board as a penalty for failing to make a compulsory capture.
5.
Slang. to inhale the vapors of in order to become intoxicated:
to huff glue.
verb (used without object)
6.
to take offense; speak indignantly.
7.
to puff or blow; breathe heavily.
8.
to swell with pride or arrogance; swagger or bluster.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; imitative; see puff
Synonyms
1. temper, passion, pique, pet.
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British Dictionary definitions for huffed

huff

/hʌf/
noun
1.
a passing mood of anger or pique (esp in the phrase in a huff)
verb
2.
to make or become angry or resentful
3.
(intransitive) to blow or puff heavily
4.
(draughts) Also blow. to remove (an opponent's draught) from the board for failure to make a capture
5.
(transitive) (obsolete) to bully
6.
huffing and puffing, empty threats or objections; bluster
Derived Forms
huffish, huffy, adjective
huffily, huffishly, adverb
huffiness, huffishness, noun
Word Origin
C16: of imitative origin; compare puff
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Word Origin and History for huffed

huff

v.

mid-15c., apparently imitative of exhaling. Extended sense of "bluster with indignation" is attested from 1590s. Related: Huffed; huffing. As a slang term for a type of narcotics abuse, by 1996. As a noun from 1590s; to leave in a huff is recorded from 1778. Popular terms for "strong beer or ale" noted from 1577 include huff cap as well as mad dog and dragon's milk.

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Slang definitions & phrases for huffed

huff

verb

To inhale glue, gasoline, or aerosol fumes for intoxicating effect: The deaths of three Wisconsin teenagers after they inhaled aerosol fumes to get high, the practice known as ''huffing'' (1980s+ Narcotics)

Related Terms

in a huff


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Idioms and Phrases with huffed

huff

In addition to the idiom beginning with huff also see: in a huff
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